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Old 02-25-2011, 06:12 PM   #1
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ADA Planted Tank Help

Has anyone can help me ?? im a begginer who want to set up a ada fresh water plants tank, i have no idea which sand that i should use, i heard that some people saying black sand is good for plants, but after one year, i need to change it, i dont want to change sand every year, is there anyone could suggest some other good sand other then black sand?? thanks a lot!!
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Can the mods move this to its own thread?

I have play sand ($5 for 50lb), pool filter sand ($5 for 50lb), and Black Blast blasting compound ($8 for 50lb) in my planted tank. I'm not sure where the advice to change the substrate yearly comes from, but I think it's wrong. For a serious planted tank you'll need to add fertilizer because sand really doesn't hold any nutrients, but for just a few live plants, your fish will provide the fertilizer.
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